Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (Drah-lee-on) receives its inspiration from Eastern philosophy of harmony between humankind and nature. Its name is derived from two symbols representing the East and West: the dragon and the lion.
Having seen three Cirque du Soleil performances, (Saltimbaco, Jungle Fantasy and Alegria) I am consistently impressed with the variety, the quality and the creativity of each show. When I was approached to interview the artistic director, Sean McKeown, of upcoming Indianapolis performance of Dralion, I agreed immediately.
SM: It is based on East/West circus cultures with 3000 years of acrobatic traditions merged with avante-garde Cirque du Soleil style.
GG: What do you believe connects the audience to Cirque shows?
SM: Extraordinary acrobats dressed in extraordinary costumes presenting hopes and dreams with a "wow" factor.
Dralion can be seen for eight performances at Conseco Fieldhous, August 3-7. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters.
Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30pm
Category 1, 2, 3 · Adults: $35 to $80 Children (12 & under): $28 to $65 ·
Military, Seniors & Students: $31.50 to $67.50
For show and ticket information: cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.